I’m sure anyone can easily analyze me to bits for it, but my message today is simple. I made a wreath and I hung it up on the front door to send the message to you, one and all. It’s a holiday message that I think is worth decorating for, regardless of which is your own particular holiday or what the specific date on which it falls.The medium for my message may be a little offbeat. Not everybody puts up a holiday wreath made under a hint of Steampunk influence, but that was my angle at the moment, mostly because I really like all the typical mad-scientist found-object quirky-mechanical fantasy junk that fills the Steampunk world. And I made a wreath because it was fun to do.And I did it all to say, in my own funny-yet-utterly-serious little way, that holidays of a great multitude of kinds please me. More than that, I wanted to say that I wish such sweet happiness to all of you who more properly ‘own’ these holidays. And today, what with the 25th of December being the biggest holiday I grew up knowing in my modest corner of the universe, I think it’s exactly the right time to wish all of you as much joy, contentment, hope and peace as you can possibly contain. Well, more–so there will be plenty to spill out onto all the others around you.
Kathryn I wish you the same and more x
May you find endless joys ahead, my dear Dimple! 😀
Happy Holidays Kathryn.
And to you, too, dear Namrata! xo
Beautiful, so beautiful dear Kathryn. I loved it. Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday, love, nia
Thank you so much, my dear!
Happy holidays and may the joys and blessings of the season remain forever.
I wish you all the best as well, dear Samina. Blessed 2014!
May I be so bold as to analize you….brilliant, wonderful, exciting and doing your own thing which is sooo creative. Merry Christmas and may your creativity blossom even more in the new year. Never change from you you feel inside.
That’s a truly generous analysis, my dear. I’ll see what I can do to live up to (or nearly up to) it! 😉 Christmas happiness to you, too, and may it extend throughout the year ahead. Inside *and* out! 😀
I hope your Christmas has been exceedingly Merry, too, my friend. May the year ahead be wonderful and full of beauty!
Kathryn, what a lovely novelty wreath – like it very much. A wonderful peaceful Christmas to you from Bangkok this time. carina 🙂
Many thanks, Carina, and I wish all the best of the season to you and yours as well.
The very same to you, Kathryn! And, the wreath is neat! Best – Shanna
I’m happy you enjoyed it, my dear! Happy Boxing Day to you! 😀
Yes, happy Boxing Day! I forget these things being an American! Enjoy your day! 🙂 Tell me more about this holiday. Best – Shanna
Well, as far as I can tell, the tradition of Boxing Day may have derived from the ‘poor boxes’ in which churches, temples and charities collected alms for the poor and from which the alms were then distributed on the feast of St Stephen (26 Dec); then it seems the tradition was expanded gradually to include the sort of second-class citizens (laborers, tradesmen, etc) who didn’t get much of a Christmas on the 25th while they were too busy waiting hand and foot on the upper crust. Then, of course, the logical extension was for the upper-crusty to give themselves Second Christmas and exchange further gifts amongst themselves because who really needs poor people having too much of the fun? And the next logical extension would, of course, have become the American version wherein 26 Dec is devoted mostly to returning and exchanging many of the gifts that weren’t so needed by *them* in the first place. But that’s all *my* interpretation of events. 😀
Wishing you and your Conductor a most wonderful Christmas and holiday season, Kathryn.
Thank you–he has conducted himself with honor thus far. 😉 Happy pasta-and-other-Italian-deliciousness to you and yours! 😀
The James Thurber stamp is certainly a novelty in a Christmas wreath. Did you include it because the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is making the rounds now?
No, I’d just kept the Thurber stamp around for some time waiting for the right moment to immortalize it, because he’s long been a favorite author/cartoonist. I’m fearful about the new movie, as I’ve always been so attached to the original story that I can’t imagine any revamping to hold up to its standard. I’d be happy to be wrong, but meanwhile am content to go back and revisit any number of Thurber classics in print anyway! “All scientists except Dr. Millmoss” think it’s a good idea. 😉
Love your wreath, Kathryn, and wishing you and yours a magical Christmas celebration! xoxox
I’m so happy you like it! May your family find the remaining Christmastime and the New Year ahead full of blessings and delights!
The wreath is so Kathryn – full of whimsy and surprise. I loved the sentiments you included. Keep enjoying the holidays.
Ha! I remember S. J. Perelman using whimsy as a euphonious euphemism for what radishes (or their aftermath) filled *him* with. Wink-wink. 😀 And yes, I *am* frequently full of hot air!! But I’m glad you enjoyed this bit. And I hope your holidays have been, are, and will be wonderfully grand, and the year to come spectacular!